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PM Lee hands out hongbao to 382 needy elderly residents in Teck Ghee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (third from left) and wife Ho Ching (fourth from left) react on stage after greeting Teck Ghee Division residents with grassroots members. He was attending the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Presentation Ceremony 2014
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (third from left) and wife Ho Ching (fourth from left) react on stage after greeting Teck Ghee Division residents with grassroots members. He was attending the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Presentation Ceremony 2014 as a guest of honour and handed out hongbaos to 382 needy residents before going on a walkabout in the area. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (second from right) gets a high five greeting from one-and-half-year-old Chloe Loh (second from left) with her mother Madam Elaine Yee (extreme left), as he goes on a walkabout in the area after handing out hongbaos to
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (second from right) gets a high five greeting from one-and-half-year-old Chloe Loh (second from left) with her mother Madam Elaine Yee (extreme left), as he goes on a walkabout in the area after handing out hongbaos to 382 needy residents at the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Presentation Ceremony 2014 on Sunday, Jan 19, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre) returns a pair of mandarin oranges as a form of Chinese New Year greeting to a fruits seller as he goes on a walkabout after handing out hongbaos to 382 needy residents at the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Present
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre) returns a pair of mandarin oranges as a form of Chinese New Year greeting to a fruits seller as he goes on a walkabout after handing out hongbaos to 382 needy residents at the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Presentation Ceremony 2014 on Sunday, Jan 19, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (third from right) hands out a hongbao and goodie bag to Madam Kok Lai Wu (extreme right), 64, one of the 382 needy residents in the Teck Ghee Division who received hongbaos at the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Presentatio
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (third from right) hands out a hongbao and goodie bag to Madam Kok Lai Wu (extreme right), 64, one of the 382 needy residents in the Teck Ghee Division who received hongbaos at the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Presentation Ceremony 2014 on Sunday, Jan 19, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (fourth from left) greets a resident after handing out hongbaos and goodie bags to 382 needy residents in the Teck Ghee Division at the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Presentation Ceremony 2014, as his wife Ho Ching (in yel
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (fourth from left) greets a resident after handing out hongbaos and goodie bags to 382 needy residents in the Teck Ghee Division at the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Presentation Ceremony 2014, as his wife Ho Ching (in yellow), watches by the side on Sunday, Jan 19, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre), with his wife Ho Ching (in yellow), hands out a hongbao and goodie bag to one of the 382 needy residents in the Teck Ghee Division who received hongbaos at the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Presentation Ceremony
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre), with his wife Ho Ching (in yellow), hands out a hongbao and goodie bag to one of the 382 needy residents in the Teck Ghee Division who received hongbaos at the Teck Ghee Division Hongbao Presentation Ceremony 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spread some Chinese New Year cheer on Sunday morning, handing out hongbao, which are red packets of cash, to 382 needy residents in Teck Ghee division in Ang Mo Kio.

Mr Lee is adviser to Teck Ghee's grassroots organisations and is also its Member of Parliament.

The residents, all of whom are aged above 50, each received $150 in cash, along with $50 worth of NTUC Fairprice supermarket vouchers, four bottles of chicken essence and two mandarin oranges.

The annual event by Teck Ghee Citizens' Consultative Committee taps on the committee's Community Development and Welfare Fund, as well as contributions from private donors.

Later, Mr Lee toured the nearby heartland shops, wet market and food centre, shaking hands with residents and stallholders from greengrocers to fishmongers.